But worldwide there are more than 800 different breeds to be estimated. The FCI classifies them according to the different breed characteristics and peculiarities. Another subdivision is according to their function as for example family dog, hunting dog, guard dog or service dog. A simplified categorization is made according to their size measured at shoulder height.
Every dog owner wants a harmonious life together with his pup. For this, basic training is important for every dog breed. You can reach your goal with loving consistency. Dog training is not only for professionals or for large dogs! Every dog needs to be trained. It is important that your dog learns to react without stress in different situations. For example, when encountering a group of people, or a cyclist. Every human-dog team can therefore work out some basic rules together in a positive way. Otherwise it can quickly happen that every walk becomes a gauntlet. Neither you nor your dog will enjoy that. Dogs are not made to do nothing, they have a natural urge to move and learn. They respond very well to positive reinforcement training. Fears of overtaxing or even harming your dog are unfounded.
In addition, the training strengthens the bond with your dog. You form a unit. With the basic signals, you can make your dog’s everyday life more positive, relaxed and safe. The right amount of patience, love and consistency is crucial. With patience you never have to become unjustifiably loud or too strict. With consistency, you are guaranteed to reach your goal. And you should always have a portion of love ready for your pup anyway.
You can find our top 5 signals for dog training below.
Imagine the following situation. Your dog has injured the paw while out walking. You have to take him to the vet. For safety reasons, a muzzle is put on him there. Your dog has never experienced this before. What additional fear will he feel? What memories will he have of it? What effect will this have on future situations in which he will wear the muzzle? You can easily avoid this stress. Start as early as possible with positive muzzle training. This way your dog will associate wearing a muzzle positively from the beginning. It becomes a normal thing. A muzzle is not a punishment. But serves an important purpose in many situations, which is to protect your dog.
Muzzles often still have a deterrent effect on other people. Dogs with muzzles are seen as dangerous, or the owner as not particularly kind to animals. But the muzzle protects your dog. For example, as protection against eating poison bait, protection in stressful situations like vet visits and similar. Of course, it is also used to prevent biting and much more.
Each country has different regulations and requirements. Here in Austria, non-compliance with these regulations can result in severe penalties.
Wearing a muzzle may be compulsory in the following situations:
Before you go on holiday, be sure to check the regulations of the respective (federal) states.
The basic requirement for successful muzzle training, which is also fun for your dog, is a comfortable fitting muzzle.
Comfortable: A BUMAS gives enough room for panting and drinking. Due to the lightweight of the soft and flexible material BioThane®, there are no sharp edges. This material surpasses leather in tear resistance by far. It has been tested from -30 to +80° Celsius and retains its suppleness and shape. Due to the ergonomic fit and the customised production, your dog will wear the muzzle as a matter of course. Similar to the way humans wear glasses on their nose. An original BUMAS protects without disturbing.
Perfect fit: You can customise your BUMAS to match the needs and character of your dog. This guarantees the best possible fit.
Stylish: You can choose from a wide range of colours for your custom made BUMAS and combine them.
Our top 5 signals are training tips for all dog breeds. You can ask good dog trainers or dog training centres how to practise them best.